I just don't get this business of "Mexico will pay for it." Do you expect your next-door neighbor to buy the deadlock for your front door, or do you buy it yourself?
I've thought on that and my conjecture is that Mexico will pay for it in various ways such as the renegotiation of NAFTA and/or tariffs but we will pay for it upfront.
Yeah, there are ways to do it, roundabout. Still doesn't seem quite right to me because I think people are responsible for their own door and window locks. The U.S. has not done that in quite a spell, both Democrat and Republican administrations. If you leave your door open in a questionable neighborhood and people sneak in, really, who's fault is that, primarily?
If they kept breaking into my house I would buy it and take it out of their hide, in a perfect world.
In the end, by shutting off even 25% of the illegals who are costing us an estimated $118 billion/yr, even if we pay for it directly, we've covered costs in the first year. Now, if we could actually get an active deportation wave going with a streamlined process by overturning the whole "right to a deportation hearing" and just put them on a bus to the border, The Wall would be in the black in the first year...
We can't afford a project of this magnitude without first offsetting the cost. Mexico will pay or will lose out proportionately in tariffs and taxes in exchange for paying for it.
How about that the tax payers have been supporting illegals here for the last 80 plus years,don't you think them paying for the wall would be a fair enough pay back.
I watched the first press briefing and thought the Press Secretary did an excellent job.
Starts at 41:57
He kept calling on people standing way way in the back. I will watch every one I think they use them as a briefing aimed directly at us. The 'journalists' would rather we get our briefing filtered through their prism. .